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Definitions for itself
ɪtˈsɛlfit·self

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Wiktionary

  1. itselfpronoun

    it;

    The door itself is quite heavy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Itselfpronoun.

    The neutral reciprocal pronoun applied to things.

    Etymology: it and self.

    Who then shall blame
    His pester'd senses to recoil and start,
    When all that is within him does condemn
    Itself for being there? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Borrowing of foreigners, in itself, makes not the kingdom rich or poor. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Itself

    the neuter reciprocal pronoun of It; as, the thing is good in itself; it stands by itself

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Itself

    it-self′, pron. the neuter reciprocal pronoun, applied to things.—By itself, alone, apart; In and by itself, separately considered.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'itself' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #362

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'itself' in Written Corpus Frequency: #785

Anagrams for itself »

  1. filets

  2. fliest

  3. stifle

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of itself in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of itself in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of itself in a Sentence

  1. Trevor Hollingsbee:

    They remain a highly symbolic presence and the whole situation is a bit odd, in military terms, unlike the situation under the British, there is no compelling strategic need to keep such a force in Hong Kong itself...and even if they do show themselves more, they'll ultimately be kept well away from the broader community. They'll remain deeply cautious about Western influence.

  2. Trevor Lawrence:

    We’re really excited, obviously. I talked to him briefly on the phone, I guess that was Thursday night, and then today, first time meeting him in person, just seems like a really great guy, obviously, he’s had a lot of success. His resume kind of speaks for itself. He’s an offensive guy, played quarterback in the NFL. All of those things make me really excited, and it’s something that I’m just excited to get to work with him and see what he brings to the table.

  3. Everett Piper:

    History has taught us time and again that political power always raises its angry fist when timeless principles are lost. We know that without the scale of self-evident truths grounded in the laws of nature and nature's God, every culture eventually finds itself subject to the rule of the gang or the tyranny of the individual. Recognizing this, scholars of all ages have confidently given their hearts and minds to the words, You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

  4. Navy Captain Scott Miller:

    The remainder of the aerostat has also grounded itself in Montour County.

  5. Sarah Turberville:

    The fact that Matthew Whitaker is a political operative isn't itself disqualifying, but I think where there are some concerns is the fact that Matthew Whitaker had been head of this very partisan organization for a number of years and that is what raises some alarm bells about Matthew Whitaker ability to impartially carry out the duties of attorney general of the United States.

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